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Comment: Re:That would be a nightmare. (Score 1) 209 209

But now, all your online activities are recorded pretty much permanently for everyone to see (sorry, privacy policies or settings just encourage people to spill the beans).

Or they could re-release their history as a special edition with revisions, and wait for the original copies to go obsolete.

Comment: Re:So, it has come to this. (Score 4, Insightful) 742 742

I believe the idea that unions are still relevant is a popular message among the corporate media. For example when Hostess went bankrupt in 2012 due to mismanagement, the press reported mostly that the business would have to close if the unions didn't make concessions. Never mind the fact that they had previously made many concessions in the past, and the new contract would result in wages barely over minimum wage yet would not touch executive bonuses. OCP owns the police.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 2219 2219

We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

I think the problem is that if you build an engine for a wider audience at the cost of the community, you'll be left with nothing. There are plenty of other "shiny" websites for the mass audience. The community that was built at Slashdot is the real value of the brand. If the parent company wants to build a website with a mass appeal, they should build one from scratch and spin Slashdot off into a separate company.

Comment: Re:Begun they have... (Score 1) 234 234

There was one person that posted "Beta is fine, Beta is great", but the comment text itself was how to improve things that fell short. It seems like a forgone conclusion that once the new system goes live, most people that contribute to the Slashdot community will leave and never come back.

Comment: Re:Not quite that (Score 1) 269 269

If you look at the link I posted above, there is a model that shows how the spoiler effect is real. This has happened in the real world many times. For recent examples look at Perot and Nader taking away votes from candidates that lost their elections. What is your evidence that this effect is a fallacy?

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.